National Street Vendor Initiative Launched

The Institute of Justice has begun a National Street Vendor Initiative, to defend the economic rights of street vendors. They’ve also filed a lawsuit against the City of El Paso’s discriminatory, anti-competitive conduct.

How many Wisconsin cities and towns impose restrictions like the ones vendors in El Paso face?

More about the federal lawsuit, Castaneda v. City of El Paso, is available at an online backgrounder entitled, Mean Streets: El Paso Mobile Food Vendors Challenge City’s Effort to Run Them Out of Town.

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